Today is Happy Halloween. To honor that I blog about a pumpkin character. The first one that popped in my head is Jack O’ Lantern, foe of Spider-Man.

There have been many characters in the role of Jack O’ Lantern. The original one was Jason Macendale. He was ex-CIA working with Hobgoblin. While Jack O’Lantern was fighting Spider-man with Hobgoblin.Hobgoblin almost got Jack O’Lantern killed. There was a falling out between the two afterward. Jason hired someone to take out the Hobgoblin and bring the costume and weapons to him. Jack later became the Hobgoblin.

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Jack O’ Lantern first appeared in Machine Man 19 (February 1991) published by Marvel Comics created by Tom Defalco and Steve Ditko. Jack wears a pumpkin helmet, has weaponized gadgets, and fly on a hovercraft.

A copy of Machine Man 19 sold for $9.99 plus shipping on October 23, 2018. In October 2019, you can get this book from $10-$20 plus shipping.

I don’t think we will ever seen this character in the big screen but this book will be a great addition to your personal collection.

Happy Halloween!

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